scala media(redirected from scalae media)
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Related to scalae media: helicotrema, organ of Corti, scala tympani, scala vestibuli, Tectorial membrane, vestibular membrane
sca·la me·di·a(skā′lə mē′dē-ə)
n. pl. sca·lae me·di·ae (skā′lē mē′dē-ē)
The middle division of three divisions of the spiral cavity winding around the modiolus of the cochlea in the inner ear. It is situated between the scala vestibuli and scala tympani, filled with endolymph, and houses the organ of Corti. Also called cochlear duct.
[New Latin scāla media : Latin scāla, staircase (from its spiral structure ) + Latin media, feminine of medius, middle.]